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Lead/Principal Infrastructure Architect/Engineer

Keywords / Skills : Lead/Principal Infrastructure Architect/Engineer

Posted: 2019-05-22

IT/Computers - Software
Systems Engineer
Posted On
22nd May 2019
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Job Description
The Application Infrastructures (AI) team of the Government Digital Services (GDS) Team aims to spearhead the digital transformation of government. Our objective is to catapult our government infrastructure into the new digital era with faster time to market, operational agility, automated deployment and scalability. AI is an open source, agile development and operation house that is bold, agile and collaborative. The team is responsible for designing, prototyping, building and operating different products and services. Today, AI has 3 flagship products and several upcoming initiatives. 

As the lead/principal infrastructure architect, you will help to level-up the team’s competency with your valuable experience. Your role is to lead the development, deployment and operations of infrastructure for AI products, working closely with different teams to deliver impactful and best-in-class solutions for Whole-of-Government.

If you are looking for an opportunity to collaborate with leading industry experts and be surrounded by highly motivated and talented peers, we welcome you to join AI. Make a difference by taking up the key role and be part of a passionate and inspirational team.

What to Expect:
  • Provide technical leadership for the infrastructure team through best-in-class infrastructure that is reliable, scalable and flexible
  • Architect and lead the vision and technical roadmap for infrastructure
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams consisting of software engineers, DevOps/Ops, and other specialists to identify emerging needs
  • Advocate and embrace Agile and DevOps principles
  • Direct product principals/vendors to setup and/or troubleshoot issues
  • Lead efforts to automate provisioning, deployment, monitoring of the platform
  • Provide guidance to vendor and product teams on best practices for infrastructure integration
  • Design business continuity plans and disaster recovery measures
  • Work with datacenter and cyber-security engineers to ensure various compliance requirements and policies are followed
  • Ensure infrastructure enables Ops team to conduct smooth 24/7 operations
  • Assist in the procurement and tender evaluation process
How to Succeed:
  • Excellent written and communication and skills
  • Experience with Linux and Windows servers and setting up on-premise infrastructure
  • Experience with virtualization (VMWare)
  • Experience with automation tools (e.g. Powershell, Ansible, etc) and troubleshooting
  • Good understanding of network and storage technologies
  • At least 10 years of relevant, hands-on experience
  • Managed a relatively large team of 10-20 people
  • Knowledge of Docker and Kubernetes
  • Experience with commercial clouds e.g. AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, Heroku, Firebase, etc
  • VMware Certified/Red Hat Certified Engineer/Microsoft Certified Solution Expert for Server Desktop Infrastructure or equivalence will be an added advantage
  • Candidates with more than 10-15 years of experience will be considered for principal position

About Company

The Government Technology Agency (GovTech) aims to transform the delivery of Government digital services by taking an "outside-in" view, putting citizens and businesses at the heart of everything we do. We also develop the Smart Nation infrastructure and applications, and facilitate collaboration with citizens and businesses to co-develop technologies. Join us as we support Singapore's vision of building a Smart Nation - a nation of possibilities empowered through info-communications technology and related engineering.

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